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Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM

Sigma’s new 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM is an update to the 12-24 Read more

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Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG II HSM Lens

The Digital Picture
11 June 2014
  • Excerpt: One way to create differentiating photographs is to use an extreme lens. While the Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG II HSM Lens' max apertures are not close to being considered extreme, its incredibly wide full-frame focal lengths are. No other full frame compatible lens offers a rectilinear focal length this wide. The 12mm focal length provides an extreme angle of view while the overall 12-24mm range proves very useful.
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Overall 10

Expert Review

Photo answers
29 February 2012
  • Excerpt: The Sigma 12-24mm HSM II sits at the widest end of Sigma's DG lens range and is designed for full-frame cameras, though it will fit APS-C D-SLRs, too (with a 1.5x or 1.6x crop factor taken into account it's equivalent to a 18-36mm or 19.2-38.4mm lens). Despite its super-wide 12mm focal length this isn't a fisheye but a rectilinear lens (real to life reproduction, as free from distortion as possible) that gives a whopping 1220 angle of view, making it a great lens when...
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12-24 mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM

27 December 2011
  • Excerpt: When we start to browse through offers of different lenses’ manufacturers, looking for the widest full frame lens which still is not a fish eye device, we can find mainly 14-15 mm instruments. There are two interesting exceptions to that rule: the Voigtlander Ultra Wide Heliar 12 mm f/5.6 Aspherical II, designed to cooperate with rangefinders and the Sigma 12-24 mm.
  • Cons: weak image quality on the edge of full frame,, high vignetting visible even on the smaller detector,, a lot of problems with the work against bright light,, noticeable chromatic aberration on shorter focal lengths,, no posibility to use filters.
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Overall 10
Audio & image quality 9
Versatility 8
Usability 9
Build quality 9

Sigma 12-24mm f/4.55.6 II DG HSM Lens

1 November 2011
  • Summary: An ultra-wide zoom lens for digital SLR cameras with both 'full frame' and APS-C sized sensors.As is apparent by its name, Sigma's 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM is a second-generation product that updates the popular 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM that was introduced in 2002. Interestingly, its RRP is Australia is just over $250 lower than the MSRP posted on Sigma Corporation's US website, which makes this lens excellent value for money for Australians. . .
  • Pros: You require an ultra-wide-angle lens for use on DLSR cameras with 'full-frame' sensors., You require superior build quality at an affordable price. Don't buy this lens if :, You need close focusing and macro capabilities., You need a lens with good flatness of field., You like shooting with filters.
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Test av Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II

4 December 2013
  • Summary: Satt på spissen kan du med dette objektivet fotografere inne i et klesskap og få det til å ligne en ballsal. Og på 12 mm kan man få en dybdeskarphet som går fra 20 cm til uendelig. Det er ikke testens skarpeste objektiv, men i lyset av den ... Utstyrsguiden er eksklusivt for abonnenter på bladet Digital Foto. Logg inn her , hvis du allerede er abonnent. eller Gå på oppdagelsesferd i alle våre tester av kameraer, objektiver og fotoutstyr.
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Overall 8

Test av Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II

29 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Du kan fotografera med denna dramatiska vidvinkelzoom och komma hem med bilder som är tillfredsställande även i proffssammanhang.
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Test af Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II

18 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Sat på spidsen kan du med dette objektiv fotografere inde i et klædeskab og få det til at ligne en balsal. Og på 12 mm kan man få en dybdeskarphed, der går fra 20 cm til uendelig. Det er ikke testens skarpeste objektiv, men i lyset af den ...
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Sigma 12-24 mm II

15 August 2012
  • Pros: Attractive focal lengths range: Ultra wide angle without black corners, High image quality: high center resolution, both chromatic aberration and flare are highly minimized (for a wide angle on full frame), Very solid construction, Attractive price to performance ratio
  • Cons: Visible vignetting, Reduced resolution at the edges, No built-in image stabilization
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Expert Review

23 December 2011
  • Summary: Boje się, że przy tych wynikach, jakie zaprezentowała nowa Sigma oraz przy cenie jaką przyjdzie za nią zapłacić, większość fotoamatorów potrzebujących bardzo szerokiego kąta wybierze dobrego optycznie i jaśniejszego Samyanga 2.8/14. Przy tej ogniskowej brak autofokusa nie doskwiera tak bardzo i jest rekompensowany lepszą optyką, lepszym światłem i mniejszą ceną.
  • Pros: zwarty i solidnie wykonany korpus obiektywu,, dobra jakość obrazu w centrum kadru,, biorąc pod uwagę kąty widzenia, rozsądnie mała dystorsja,, przyzwoicie korygowana koma,, niezbyt duży astygmatyzm,, cichy, szybki i sprawny autofokus.
  • Cons: słaba jakość obrazu na brzegu pełnej klatki,, duże winietowanie widoczne nawet na mniejszym detektorze,, sporo problemów przy pracy pod ostre światło,, wyraźna aberracja chromatyczna na krótszych ogniskowych,, brak możliwości stosowania filtrów.
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